SmarDTV CI Plus modules for RCS & RDS pay TV in Romania and Hungary

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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SmarDTV’s SmarCAM CI Plus modules enable RCS & RDS Pay-TV services in Romania and Hungary

CHESEAUX, Switzerland — SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, today announced that the Romania Cable and Satellite operator RCS & RDS has launched a CI Plus conditional access modules (CAM) in its network in Romania and Hungary.

SmarDTV’s modules embed the latest generation of the NAGRA conditional access system, ensuring the highest security for all RCS & RDS channels directly accessible on integrated Digital Televisions (iDTVs) with the original TV remote control. SCART, HDMI cables or power leads are no longer needed. It offers a non-intrusive solution, very simple to install as it does not require any new wires and is invisible once setup. It is operated directly from the TV set’s remote control to maximize the ease of use, no additional remote control is required. What’s more, conditional access modules are very power-efficient, for a lower environmental impact.

“The Conditional Access Module is an interesting technology that simplifies the Pay-TV user experience,” said Emil Grecu, Chief Technical Officer at RCS & RDS. “With this proven solution, we can provide our subscribers with a new device to access our high-quality value-added services and more solutions to enjoy television and everything our digital service has to offer.”

“We are delighted that RCS & RDS endorse the CI Plus technology by offering our SmarCAM modules in its network. With the large base of cable ready CI Plus iDTVs sold in the last few years in Romania, RCS & RDS is providing its subscribers with an attractive and non-intrusive new solution for viewing its channels,” said Jérôme Vial, Vice-President of Sales at SmarDTV.